Sunday, January 20, 2013

On Deck

~*~*~These home renovation posts were originally published on my non-craft blog, which is going away. I don't want to lose this content, so it's coming to live here on the craft blog, because renovations are crafty.~*~*~

I've shown you pretty much all the rooms in the house (except downstairs, but we're not doing anything with those right now, so I'm not posting them). However, the rooms weren't the biggest problem you could see when you walked around the place.
There was also this deck.

Yeah we've got a nice view, but it's not worth risking your life to go see it.

See that big black L? That's a burn. Apparently someone had a grill fire up here at some point. And then never fixed it and let it rot. And let nails work their way up and didn't nail them back in. It doesn't look so bad in these pics, but this thing was in pretty crappy shape. It creaked and cracked and wobbled and just felt shady to walk across.

Then my stepdaughter's husband offered to help us fix it up. I thought he was just going to replace a few boards and get it livable, but no way. He did it up RIGHT (yes, we did help him!).  Look at this afterparty!

We're still not completely done with it (a stair railing needs some help still), but after boards and staining it is WORLDS better than it was. You can walk on it and not feel the whole thing wobble (or step on a nail).   We are so happy it's fixed, and so very proud of our hard-working, talented, Marine Son in Law (and father of the cutest grandbaby ever)

Originally published June 1, 2012

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